Contains 49 Results:
Old Folks Home and Orphanage Campaign
This file consists of newspaper clippings about the campaign for the Lexington Old Folks Home and Orphanage, a pamphlet with information about the home, a charter signed by prominent Lexington citizens, and a photograph of Mrs. H. L. Walker with three orphans. Mrs. Walker was the president of the home.
McCormick Celebration Pamphlet, 1931-09-25
This file consists of a pamphlet from the McCormick Celebration held by Washington and Lee Unversity on September 25, 1931.
Virginia Federation of Colored Women, 1921-06-30
This file consists of a photograph from the Virginia Federation of Colored Women Convention and a newspaper clipping about the event.
Musical Programs, 1915 - 1925
This file consists of a flier for a musical and vocal contest judged by Eliza Walker, 1915, and a program for 'Jephthah and His Daughter,' 1925, managed by Mrs. H. L. Walker and Mrs. C. M. Wood. Also included are a ticket to 'Jephthah and His Daughter' and a newspaper clipping about The Charity Nightingales, 'the first musical organization of colored singers.'
Letter to White Citizens of Lexington About Employment
This file consists of a letter written by the Committee on Unemployed. Mrs. Eliza Walker was the chairman and Mrs. Virginia Gilliam was the secretary. They wrote to white citizens in Lexington asking them to assist in finding more work opportunities. No date included.
Walker-Wood Meat Business, 1919 - 1940
This file consists of a business card, 6 price lists, signatures, a photograph, recipes, lables, and letterheads.Includes document of H.L. Walker and C.M. Wood partnership.
Contracts with VMI for Meats, 1919 - 1923
File consists of contract for meat at Virginia Military Institute from January 1st, 1920. Signed by then V.M.I. superintendent E.W. Nichols and H.L. Walker.
"From Cattle Boy to Business Man", 1909 - 1914
This file consists of a newspaper article written about the business sucess of Harry Walker, titled "From Cattle Boy to Business Man." It also includes a copy of a biographical information about Walker.
NAACP Meeting in Roanoke, 1975-09-27
This file consists of a program from the NCAAP meeting where a memorial for Eliza Walker was held in Roanoke, Va., and program notes about Eliza Walker. From Alex Wood's notebook (Box 1, Folder 0) - Honored in Roanoke, Va. - Pioneer in Civil Rights."
Executive Committee Meeting of the Home and School League, 1923-03-09
This file includes a handwritten note concerning Executive Committee Meeting of the Home and School League in Lexington, VA. Dated March 9th, 1923. Reverend W.N. Holt and C.M. Wood advocated for the contrsuction of a new school building for Black citizens.
Photograph of the Nightingales
This file consists of two earlier copies of a photograph of the Nightingales and two modern copies of the photograph. Depicted in back row of photograph from left to right are Perry Benjamin, L. Richardson, Clarence Wood, Dr. Hawkins, Al Morrison, and Miller Dock (?). Front row from left to right are Nannie Wood, Kassie Banks, G. Shacker, Leanna Clark, Gladys Washington, and Daisy Evans. No date.
Boy Scouts of America Letter, 1935-05-22
This file contains a letter from the Stonewall Jackson Area Council of Boy Scouts of America to Mr. Bozeman denying the formation of an African American Boy Scout Troop in Lexington at that time.
Two Old Publications, 1839 - 1974
This file consists of two old publications and a Washington and Lee University broadside. The publication are entitled 'The University Monthly: A Journal of School and Home,' 1871, and 'Southern Literary Messenger,' August 1839.
Rockbridge County News- "Picture of Col J.T.L. Preston Found After Long Search", 1948-03-18
The Walker family house, 'Blandome,' is mentioned in the article. Blandome is where John Thomas Lewis Preston first lived.
Advertisements to Spend Summer at Blandome
This file consists of two unique advertisements for "Blandome" (5x3 and 3.5x6.5) with directional instructions, potential tourist attractions for visitors, and a description of the Blandome home. There are duplicates of both advertisements.
Photographs of the Walker Family and Wright's Orchestra from Ohio, 1917
This file consists of two copies of a photographs of members of the Walker family, as idenitified on the back, and Wright's Orchestra from Ohio who played at Washington and Lee dances. The picture most likely is taken a Blandome.
Invitations to the Wedding of Nannie Walker and Clarence Wood, 1919-07-18
This file contains the wedding invitation for Nannie Walker's wedding to Clarence M. Wood, held at First Bapstist Church in Lexington, Va. Contains brief reference to Blandome.
Photograph of Buffalo Soldiers
This file consists of a photograph of the Buffalo Soldiers, C Troop., 9th Calvary. Alexander Bannister, Eliza's brother, is one of the soldiers in the photograph.
Obsequies of Ms. Nellie Virginia Lewis , 1969-07-10
This files includes the obsequies of Mrs. Nellie Virginia Lewis. The pamphlet includes an obituary, information about the location, date, time, and the Reverend conducting the service.
Photograph of Two Nurses from Freedmen's Hospital, 1870 - 1880
This file consists of two nurses on horseback visiting from Freedmen's Hospital, which is now Howard University in Washington, D. C.
Walker-Wood Family Photographs, 1880 - 1955
Contains photographs of the Walker family. Includes two photographs of Harry Lee Walker (5x7), two photgraphs of Eliza Walker (4x6), one photograph of Harry Thomas Walker (5x7), one photograph of Eliza Walker and Harry Thomas Walker (3.5x5), one photograph of Hettie AAdamns with James Horace Lewis on her lap - Aunt Nin and Cousin Nellie Scruggs Lewis - pulled from Alex Wood's notebook in control folder (Box 1, Folder 1).
Manuscripts cataloging information sheet. Includes processing information, such as author of collection, biographical information, collection title, bulk date range for collection, size of collection, scope and contents note, provenance, name of donor, subjects, and correspondents. Includes print outs of related articles and one photograph.